After plenty of teamwork doodles over the last couple years, and recently some elaborate works on paper, my super talented girlfriend Berenice Golmann and I have finally joined forces and collaborated on a big mural. It was a very natural and inspirational freestyle process. Already looking forward to our next wall together, and a full series of studio works come wintertime. Good times. Thanks B!
Later Alligator! My XYZ Axis Mural got demo'd yesterday (to create more 'green space' in this neighborhood, which I am a full supporter of). Check the Cincinnati Enquirer News Coverage and Video and a nice time-lapse video over at @agaragency feed. I was hoping for a wrecking ball, but this was quite powerful too. Nothing in the streets is permanent. Having this wall shine 1000+ days untouched was a great feeling. Some city planners even researched ways to transport the wall to a new location (for real) and even got quotes on chopping it into sections and reassembling elsewhere. Now that is a supportive art's community!
*Above photo by @betterwalkdavid. Stay tuned. Hoping to rally the Cincinnati art lovers and get invited to return for a grand re-up 5X bigger, on Main St. later this year.
And here is the video recap from my 2011 Residency/Exhibition/Mural at YES Gallery : XYZ AXIS.
It is with great pleasure that I share the first glance at this awesome collaboration I've done with my friends at DENHAM in Amsterdam. The 'Indigo Byzantine' Spring 2015 Collection debuted at Bread & Butter in Berlin last week. We've decided to wait until the official retail schedule to post all of the different garments that these designs came to life on, for now I share some of my design files that were translated into men's and women's tees, textiles, jacket liners and more. A very fun project with a brand I have always had great respect and admiration for. Truly an honor. Thank you Liam and Co.
Researching Byzantine Patterns inspired the (a)symmetrical Abstract Geometry on these hexy textile designs. The iconic Denham Shears were the foundation for every design I created for this collection.
We proceeded with a 4-color version of this design (*Pictured below on a navy tee) but I wanted to share this 1-color version that I had a good time with. It's always interesting to distill contrast to it's pure essence of light and dark and still be able to achieve a spectrum through pattern and scale. This was a lot of fun to push and pull until it stood up on it's own with just one ink color.
Another example from my exploration phase. In the end this one didn't make the cut, or rather it never made it to the fabric. When putting this one into tile-repeat-mode it reminded me of how much more dynamic 'non-square' patterns can be.
The hexagonal designs have so much more magic on their edge lines, triangles, trapezoids, diamonds, etc. That's the good stuff. Those are the marble floors you gotta just take your shoes off and slip around on!
A female version of the hard-edged diamond shears from above. Groovy-Nouveau. A nice pairing.
Subtle differences in the blueprint can make a big difference in the presence of the final pattern.
Stay tuned for the full spread of offerings from this exciting collaboration. "The Truth Is In The Details."
Fun exploration of the Men's Health Magazine 'MH' for stamp-sized section header icons. Varying degrees of readability and complexity. My favorite result from the series is the center 'impossible cube'. Logos and icons are always a welcomed challenge, the quintessence of graphic design.